Crafts Center exhibitions include creative works from students, local artists and crafts guild members.

Exhibitions are on display throughout the year at the Crafts Center’s R. A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Gallery and in the Street Gallery Windows. The windows usually display instructor examples for upcoming classes, craft guild exhibitions and works by Crafts Center artists and craftspeople.

Gallery exhibitions are supported by NCSU Foundation.

Exhibitions are open for viewing during normal Crafts Center hours as listed on our Calendar page.

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Spring 2018

In the R. A. Bryan , Inc. Gallery:

Gallery exhibitions are supported by NCSU Foundation.


Everything We’ve Ever Known: A Performance Installation

(Samantha Johns & NC State Collaboration)

A fully immersive gallery installation and public performance.
Over the course of 2 weeks, Minneapolis artist Samantha Johns and NC State students have worked quickly, opened their minds to each other, and built a record of everything they have ever known. Honestly, every last thing.

Exhibition: February 2 – March 29

Opening Reception and performances:
Friday February, February 2
Doors Open: 6 p.m.
Performances at: 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
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Random Weave Installation - cloaked

Random Weave Installation – cloaked before the reveal

Random Weave Installation

Unveiling: February 14 at 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition:  February 14 – April 29

A site-specific wall installation will be created within the NCSU Craft Center by artist Anne Willson and participants of the center’s Spring 2018 Random Weave workshop. Seemingly chaotic, the random weave process actually incorporates several fundamental construction techniques to meld line, textural surface and volume. Using this process and natural materials, the group will construct a unique sculptural piece that will remain with the center throughout the spring semester.




Fluxus Look image

Chance, Randomness, and Uncertainty

Exhibition: April 5 – 24

OPENING RECEPTION: April 5 from 5:00 – 7:00  p.m.

Fluxus is indeed the name of a way of doing things. It stretches across the arts and even across the areas between them. Fluxus is a way of viewing society and life, a way of creating social action and life activity. – Ken Friedman, The Fluxus Reader.

In The MIT Press, Fluxus is described as a chance situation or random event that has been central to many artists’ practices across a multiplicity of forms, including expressionism, automatism, the readymade, collage, surrealist and conceptual photography, Fluxus event scores, film, audio and video, performance, and participatory artworks.

Different in intention from Dadaism, Fluxus is a creative paradigm for artistic activity that offers a system of creative production in which one considers what one has created, the media one has used and the effect this creation has in the external world.

As both an investigation and mechanical process, NC State University interdisciplinary arts students, ARS414, will be exhibiting a variety of new works: performances, happenings, poetry, sound, in the spirit of the Fluxus paradigm.

Join us at the Opening Reception on April 5 and enjoy an evening of chance!